Religious Extremists Funding Republicans in Exchange for Legislating LGBTQ Americans Out of Existence

“Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.”

While Trump and his loyalists in senate have yet to achieve the goal of dismantling the law, a proposal to do just that on behalf of Trump currently sits in the Ways and Means Committee awaiting deliberation courtesy of Steve Scalise, R-La.

“The Secretary of the Treasury shall ensure, to the extent permitted by law, that the Department of the Treasury does not take any adverse action against any individual, house of worship, or other religious organization on the basis that such individual or organization speaks or has spoken about moral or political issues from a religious perspective, where speech of similar character has, consistent with law, not ordinarily been treated as participation or intervention in a political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office by the Department of the Treasury.”

By introducing an executive order that contradicts the Johnson Amendment, he bypassed Congress putting it immediately into action.

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